David can communicate and understand people from the janitor to the CEO of a major corporation to competitors to customers. He has the ability to listen to people and never acts in a judgmental manner. Engaging and very bright with no arrogance or hidden agenda. What you see is what you get. Very sincere and warm-hearted. Always interested in learning. First to take responsibility if something goes badly. David has a very high value system and it is a reflection of his integrity.
JOHN CORCIA,PRESIDENT AND CEO GULFSTREAM LLC
David has a broad scope of knowledge in human resources, especially talent and performance management, and how HR relates to the business in order to ensure the sustainability of the organization. He has a wonderful ability to coach people and teams; identifying potential leaders and engaging them in assignments that stretch their knowledge, skills and abilities. He is open to new ideas and feedback and an effective speaker who can engage his audience to take action.
JAN JOHNSON,HR CONSULTANT
David understands business and value drivers, which means he understands what is important (vs. not) from an HR and talent management perspective. Dave is also extremely practical and pragmatic, which means he is comfortable working at, and communicating with, all levels of an organization. I would gladly work with Dave again.
RYAN KLABUNDE,VP ASSET PERFORMANCE ABS GROUP
David is an astute business executive and his migration from HR Executive to business unit CEO is proof of his general business skills. David is acutely aware of key business drivers and how HR could and should contribute to the improvement of the general business. David is an action oriented executive who is a solid team player who motivates business colleagues as well as subordinates.
DAVID GUPTILL,VP HR LAFARGE CANADA (RETIRED)
David's connection with and understanding of the key drivers of our business gave him a great deal of credibility with our senior leadership team and enabled him to effect change in the business rapidly. His sense of humor, focus on results and collaborative approach make him a good team member.
CHRIS COWAN,VP ORG & HR – LAFARGE-HOLCIM
David is a true partner to the business and the functions, day in and day out, taking genuine interest in the teams and individuals he supports. His well rounded experiences in a variety of settings lead to abundant and creative solutions. David's superior communication and negotiation capabilities facilitates work at all levels of the organization and his perspective is well-anchored by his keen common sense
BOB FIOLEK,CFO LAFARGE USA (RETIRED)
I have known David for the last 15 years and worked with him in various capacities. I have been in operational positions supported by the HR group lead by David, worked directly for David in workforce planning, and have been an external client in the alternative fuels industry. In all of these situations, David’s approach is practical, creative, and strategically linked with business results. David is solutions driven, client focused, and infuses humor as necessary. David is an HR professional that I would look forward to working with again.
CHRISTINE IDDINS,PLANT MANAGER ARGOS USA
David is the consummate strategic thinker and business leader. David taught me how to connect the dots and use applied research in more practical applications. He mentored and coached me to become a more effective HR leader and challenged me to create and implement multiple approaches to improving performance and building organizational capacity.